Joshua Installed as Leader
1After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide: 2“Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites. 3I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. 4Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the great river, the Euphrates—all the Hittite country—to the Mediterranean Sea in the west. 5No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. 6Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.
7“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 9Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
10So Joshua ordered the officers of the people: 11“Go through the camp and tell the people, ‘Get your provisions ready. Three days from now you will cross the Jordan here to go in and take possession of the land the Lord your God is giving you for your own.’ ”
12But to the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joshua said, 13“Remember the command that Moses the servant of the Lord gave you after he said, ‘The Lord your God will give you rest by giving you this land.’ 14Your wives, your children and your livestock may stay in the land that Moses gave you east of the Jordan, but all your fighting men, ready for battle, must cross over ahead of your fellow Israelites. You are to help them 15until the Lord gives them rest, as he has done for you, and until they too have taken possession of the land the Lord your God is giving them. After that, you may go back and occupy your own land, which Moses the servant of the Lord gave you east of the Jordan toward the sunrise.”
16Then they answered Joshua, “Whatever you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go. 17Just as we fully obeyed Moses, so we will obey you. Only may the Lord your God be with you as he was with Moses. 18Whoever rebels against your word and does not obey it, whatever you may command them, will be put to death. Only be strong and courageous!”
Onyankopɔn De Dwumadie Hyɛ Yosua Nsa
1Mose a ɔyɛ Awurade ɔsomfoɔ wuo akyi no, Awurade ka kyerɛɛ Nun babarima Yosua, Mose ɔboafoɔ no sɛ, 2“Afei a me ɔsomfoɔ Mose awuo no, ɛsɛ sɛ wodi me nkurɔfoɔ no anim kɔtwa Asubɔnten Yordan kɔ asase a mede rema wɔn no so.1.2 Na Israelfoɔ no wɔ Sitim (2.1) Moab tata so (5 Mose 34.3) a ɛbɛn Yordan. 3Mehyɛ wo bɔ a mehyɛɛ Mose no sɛ, baabiara a wode wo nan bɛsi no bɛyɛ asase a mede ama woɔ. 4Ɛfiri Negeb ɛserɛ a ɛwɔ anafoɔ fam kɔsi Lebanon mmepɔ a ɛwɔ atifi fam, ɛfiri Asubɔnten Eufrate a ɛwɔ apueeɛ fam kɔsi Ɛpo Kɛseɛ a ɛwɔ atɔeɛ fam, ne Hetifoɔ asase nyinaa. 5Obiara rentumi nsɔre ntia wo wɔ wo nkwa nna nyinaa. Sɛdeɛ na meka Mose ho no, saa ara na mɛka wo ho. Merennya wo na merempa wʼakyi da. 6Wo ho nyɛ den na yɛ nnam, ɛfiri sɛ, wobɛdi me nkurɔfoɔ yi anim akɔfa asase a mekaa ntam sɛ mede bɛma wɔn agyanom no nyinaa.
7“Wo ho nyɛ den na yɛ nnam. Di mmara a Mose de maa wo no nyinaa so. Mfiri ho, na wobɛdi nkonim wɔ biribiara a woyɛ mu. 8Sua saa Mmara Nwoma yi ɛberɛ biara. Dwene ho awia ne anadwo sɛdeɛ ɛbɛma woayɛ biribiara a wɔatwerɛ wɔ mu no. Saa na ɛbɛma asi wo yie. 9Mehyɛ wo sɛ, yɛ den na yɛ nnam! Nsuro na mma wʼaba mu mmu, na Awurade wo Onyankopɔn ka wo ho baabiara a wobɛkɔ.”
Yosua Kyerɛ Deɛ Israelfoɔ Nyɛ
10Afei, Yosua hyɛɛ Israel ntuanofoɔ no sɛ, 11“Momfa atenaeɛ no mu na monka nkyerɛ nnipa no ma wɔnsiesie wɔn nnuane. Nnansa akyi no, mobɛtwa Asubɔnten Yordan na moakɔfa asase a Awurade, mo Onyankopɔn, de ama mo no.”
12Afei Yosua frɛɛ Ruben ne Gad mmusuakuo ne Manase abusua no fa nyinaa. Ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, 13“Monkae ahyɛdeɛ a Awurade ɔsomfoɔ Mose maa mo no: ‘Awurade, mo Onyankopɔn, rema mo ahomeɛ na ɔde asase yi ama mo.’ 14Mo yerenom, mo mma ne mo anantwie bɛtena Yordan apueeɛ fam ha. Nanso, mo akofoɔ a wɔasiesie wɔn ho ama ɔkɔ no bɛdi mmusuakuo a aka no anim atware Yordan, na wɔaboa ma wɔafa asase no. Mo ne wɔn ntena hɔ 15nkɔsi sɛ Awurade bɛma wɔn ahomeɛ sɛdeɛ wayɛ ama mo no. Na wɔn nso bɛdi asase a Awurade, mo Onyankopɔn de rema wɔn no so. Ɛno ansa na mode Yordan apueeɛ fam ha asase a Mose a ɔyɛ Awurade ɔsomfoɔ de maa mo no, bɛyɛ mo atenaeɛ.”
16Wɔbuaa Yosua sɛ, “Deɛ woahyɛ yɛn sɛ yɛnyɛ nyinaa yɛbɛyɛ, na baabiara a wobɛsoma yɛn nso, yɛbɛkɔ. 17Yɛbɛyɛ ɔsetie ama wo sɛdeɛ yɛyɛ maa Mose no. Awurade wo Onyankopɔn, nni wʼakyi sɛdeɛ ɔdii Mose akyi no. 18Obiara a ɔbɛte wʼasɛm so atua na wanni wʼahyɛdeɛ mu biara so no, wɔnkum no. Enti, hyɛ wo ho den na ma wo bo nyɛ duru!”